March Nature Blog

11th March 2018

 

What to look out for in March in Manchester

At this time of year you should be able to see snow drops and crocus which were starting to flower in parts of Manchester until the snow hit this week.. We have also seen daffodils..   a little early perhaps?

With the recent cold snap there has been a lot of talk about supporting our feathered friends with food, drink and shelter – the RSPB provides some guidance on how to care for birds during winter.

Daffodils in Chorlton Park

Tips for the garden

March is the last month to plant trees – so make sure you get these in. It is also a good time to plant borage and calendula (after the last frost..) which provide excellent food for bees, and are also great companion plants and gorgeous.

And of course if you grow potatoes, its time to pick up your seed potatoes and start chitting them at home..

Nature events in March (and a little bit of April!)

Thursday 15th 6-8pm – Gardening in a changing climate

Monday 19th 6-8pm- Manchester Friends of the Earth Nature meeting

Saturday 7th April – Wild flower planting at Cheadle Hulme